Bucks Lake Webcam

Jan
09
2017
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TRYING TO KEEP UP

For reasons best known to itself, the camera has locked up. The weather page is still updating, though the rain gauge is covered by ice, and not registering. The Weather Service estimate for Saturday and Sunday is 9.44″. And the forecast for the next 24 hours is for snow: 33″.

Getting back to the lake to fix all this has proved elusive thus far, and now the Weather Service is predicting as much as 70″ of snow this week at Bucks.

We’ll be fixing the camera (and probably a lot of other stuff) as soon as we can get access…..

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
02
2017
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SNOW?

Well, I guess this is “IT.” If the Weather Service forecast is to be believed, we should get around 60″ of snow between tonight, (1-2), and next Saturday. Oh. And then there is the “atmospheric river” forecast for the weekend. If warm, it may wash away much of the snow below 8,000 feet. If cold, it could add several feet above 5,000 feet.

Why is it, when Mother Nature balances the books, She so often does in one great big dump???

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
24
2016
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A BIT OF A DISAPPOINTMENT

Yup. Not the 22″ the Weather Service promised. More like 6 – 10″. This storm did what so many others in dry winters do. It split. I think we got about 1/4 of it in Northern Cal. And the other 75% went on down the coast. A ton at Mammoth. Well, they need it too.

Still, we wanted it to get cold so we would not lose the snow, and that will happen in the extreme. 11 tonight, and 9 on Sunday night. That should be cold enough for most people. Several days before the next one. Fingers crossed that it meets our request…..

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
23
2016
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AND MORE SNOW

About 4″ as of just before 2 pm. If the Weather Service forecast holds true, we should have about 22″ by Saturday afternoon. Then it would be REALLY nice if we could dispense with the rain…, let’s just have snow now….

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Dec
16
2016
0

AND MORE RAIN

Bye, bye snow! 6.02″ of rain on Thursday, and 7.80 for the week. We’ll be driving for a while….

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
11
2016
0

RAIN

5.83″ of rain since Thursday (the 8th). No wonder the snow is washing away. Pray for snow……

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Dec
08
2016
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ABOUT THAT CHRISTMAS TREE

Did you see the recent piece on the cost of a Christmas tree in New York City? A nice 8′ fir…… Brace yourself: $450!! How nice to be able to pay a fee to the PNF and get a perfect, perfectly fresh fir, that will not be a fire danger. We are so fortunate. As long as we can get in and out without getting stuck (Thanks, Joe Blackwell), we have the best trees in the country.

Thanks, Plumas National Forest….

Now, hoping our first snow does not wash away during the next few days. Remember the “old days,” when it was all snow at Bucks? For the last several years, every time we get a decent snow cover, we get warm storms and it washes away. But, hey, our new President Elect says global warming is a Chinese strategy. Who knew they could dictate the snow level at Bucks Lake? Sigh……

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Nov
19
2016
0

SNOW

OK, so now it is Snow Wow. We left around 1 pm on Saturday and there was 5″ new. The Weather Service is calling for 14″ total. Almost like the “old days.”

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Nov
01
2016
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OCTOBER WOW!

Rain for October: 19.44″. We’ve owned the cabin since 1979, and I cannot remember a similar October. Now let’s see if we go back to when we used to have 3 – 4 feet of snow on the ground by Thanksgiving, and 8 – 10 feet by Christmas. Been a long time since we have seen THAT…..

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Oct
26
2016
0

AND MORE RAIN

I’m trying to remember an October as wet as this one. There is likely another, but it would be long ago.

So far this month, we have 10.76″. That’s wet!. And, I think we are good for at least 2 more inches by November 1.

Shifting gears, we have seen a lot of tree and debris clearing work. The PG&E tree crew has dropped all the dead trees located in their helicopter survey. They are due to come back in to take the trees marked by their forester on the ground. Cabin owners have been taking bunches of trees the were marked by the Forest Service. And, we are waiting for the big task, dropping the Big Tree across the road from our camera. 144 feet tall. 6 – 7 feet at the base, dying, and with 7, count ’em, window makers at the top. That will be something…..

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